Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • Monroe Lake
  • Off Highway 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

This state operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, a beach, boat rental service, a marina with gas sales and a camp store. The DNR-staffed Interpretive Center is located near the park entrance. Entrance fee or state park pass required.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Welcome to the Universe! A FREE astronomy event

  • March 22, 2017
  • (812) 837-9967

Welcome to the Universe! from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Location: Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake), Activity Center We’re honoring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s visit to Bloomington with a special astronomy night at Paynetown SRA! This event is completely FREE (including property... Learn more